Evolution is awesome

I think we often tend to underestimate the intricate wonder of evolution, and by extension of life in general. It is not only incredible, but it is also scary, bizarre, funny and inspiring. One of the best examples of this is the Mantis Shrimp, which was featured on the webcomic The Oatmeal recently. But there […]

Comics on evolution

Yet another installment in my on-going series on why evolution is awesome: I’ve recently come across Bird and Moon, the wonderful website of Rosemary Mosco. She does fun and poignant web comics, charts and diagrams depicting the weird and wonderful ways of animals, plants and biologists. Here’s a couple of examples:   *** It’s well […]

In praise of octopi

Came across this great article on octopi today: No sci-fi alien is so startlingly strange. Here is someone who, even if she grows to one hundred pounds and stretches more than eight feet long, could still squeeze her boneless body through an opening the size of an orange; an animal whose eight arms are covered […]